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So I’m tired of scrapping the plastic off my front splitter on driveways, so I’ve purchased a set of ZL1 Addons Splitter Savers from LMR. The PDF instructions shows installation of all 10 (set) on the middle section of the splitter. Is this correct? My current contact has been further out toward the outer ears of splitter. I attached link to instructional pdf.

Can anyone post pics of their install if it’s different than suggested? I’m inclined to spread them out a little. Thx

http://latemodel.cachefly.net/downloads/instructions/LRS-SPW15new.pdf
 

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No input? Well I got the savers today and LMR advertised 9 per pack and only sent 7? We’ll see if they make good on their advertising.
 

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I spread them around for where I felt they were needed. Fore-aft and also cross car...use you best judgement. I installed 2 kits on my car but I don't recall total qty. I know I had a few left over.
 

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i bought something that i cant use do to current scraping .... they go over the rivets .... so this stuff is screwed into the underside of the splitter and i assume is designed to hit anything first and deflect any other damage away from the splitter itself .... correct ?

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i bought something that i cant use do to current scraping .... they go over the rivets .... so this stuff is screwed into the underside of the splitter and i assume is designed to hit anything first and deflect any other damage away from the splitter itself .... correct ?

don
These are like thick washers which create a barrier between you splitter and ground. Reduces cleareance by about 1/4” but saves grinding off a small piece of splitter each time you hit a steep driveway. (Spliiters are $$$).

BTW, LMR gets an A+++. I informed them of the short quantity in the shipment and their answer was to just send an additional pack. Quick reaction to my concern. :cool:
 

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Jim, I have the same ZL1 splitter savers and will be installing them shortly (now that I have my Steeda jacking rails installed). Mine came with instructions for mounting on the Z06, so I'm going to install them where the splittter is actually scraping the ground. So far it's only been scraping on the front underside where it sort of "bulges". About 20 - 21" from the outer edge of the splitter... My kit came with both 1/4" and 1/2" spacers but not going to use the 1/2" and start with two 1/4" spacers, one each where it's been scraping so far. I'll add more later if necessary. Good Luck!
 

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OK, I did it. Since I got my Jacking Rails installed I took the time to install my spliter savers. Used 13 across spliter.

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Hey Jim looks good. Should help save the factory splitter from damage due to scraping. I need to get mine installed, been other focused lately, but scraped big time just yesterday!

PS jacking rails look great too...are you not using the jacking rail (on driver's side) looks like your jack stand is inboard of the jacking rail?
 

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PS jacking rails look great too...are you not using the jacking rail (on driver's side) looks like your jack stand is inboard of the jacking rail?[/QUOTE]

Bought a rubber pad for both my floor jack and jack stands. I read that the rear lower control arm is a very strong jack stand point (should be...), it has a good flat area for placement. But used the jacking rails to get it there. They work well, when you look from side you only see 1-2 mm of rail above pinch weld. Almost like a red pinstripe on the undercarriage. ��
 

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Are you guys happy with your splitter savers? Do you find that with them installed you scrape more? [MENTION=4162]JimT[/MENTION]
 

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Are you guys happy with your splitter savers? Do you find that with them installed you scrape more? [MENTION=4162]JimT[/MENTION]
Yes, I am. You’re going to catch your splitter on plenty of driveways you don’t expect. At least these are sacrificial. I also recommend backing into parking spaces with bumpers or curbs. No splitter in the rear and the camera will direct you in. ;)
 

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Just got my splitter washers today so going to install over weekend but wanted to ask a couple things: how far in from front have you put them? And I read something saying with self-tapping screws not to put them in too deep to go through splitter? Any experience on these?
 

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Just got my splitter washers today so going to install over weekend but wanted to ask a couple things: how far in from front have you put them? And I read something saying with self-tapping screws not to put them in too deep to go through splitter? Any experience on these?

As you can see from previous post I installed savers about 1/2-3/4” in from the lip. Screws never appeared too long for splitter, a 20 minute job, good luck.
 

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The rub locations will actually be different for each driver and depends largely on the surface transitions that you typically drive over. Place them just ahead of your current scrape marks.

I actually replaced a base bumper guard with the R splitter today and that's what I did (used scrape marks on the original to guide my placement on the new splitter).

I actually had more scrapes deeper under the nose at the second line of factory "savers" so I put a couple back there, too.
 

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Or you could do what I did and use a skid plate from Automods. I had mine installed a couple months ago.

This thing is clean and the install is perfect. You can't tell it's on there unless you look underneath, and it doesn't add any significant depth so that you end up scraping more... Not to mention you don't have to drill into your splitter. It's not cheap, but the quality is very good. They've been making them for years for exotics like Lambo and Ferrai. I"m local and went to them because the car scraped so easily, so they used my car to design it since they didn't have one for a 350R yet. Pretty cool process. They use a 3D scanner on the bumper and a CNC laser to make them. Looks factory it's so perfect. Check out the pics in the link. Their site says they are running a 15% off sale right now.


https://automodsfl.com/product/mustang-gt350r-skid-plates/


Tell them you know the guy who owns the white 350R on their site and see if you can haggle another 5% out of them LOL
 

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I am on my second set. Installed the first set 18 months ago and some of them had worn down to the point that the screw heads were about to disappear. so they are getting the job done. Definitely a consumable. Splitter still in good shape.
 
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